There were potentially three reasons to tear yourself away from March Madness to witness this late-season contest between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers…
1) To see if the Cavs would snag their 16th straight home victory
2) To see if LeBron James would pass Patrick Ewing to crack the top 20 NBA scorers of all time
3) To see who would win the battle of the flat-tops… Nerlens Noel or Iman Shumpert
Unfortunately, the pain of watching what deteriorated into a
brickfest for the ages pitched defensive struggle for much of the second half, made it difficult to stay tuned for the full 48 minutes (unless you’re a fan of train wrecks and Turkish rookie Centers…).
In what could win the award for “Ugliest Win of the Season,” the Cavs were able to keep their home win streak alive, primarily because the Sixers kept refusing to accept their generous offers to end it. And for a while, not even KLove bobble-head night seemed like it could prevent the Cavs or the sellout crowd in attendance from nodding off into oblivion.
Here’s how it all went down…